“Having to make a decision as a mother over a daughter like that was a very difficult thing,” the Chrisley Knows Best alum explained on The Southern Tea podcast Lindsie Chrisley stated that she and her parents, Todd and Julie Chrisley, will be spending the holidays apart due to their prison sentences.
“With my parents’ sentencing just being a couple of days before Thanksgiving and me having Jackson for Thanksgiving, emotions were very high at that point,” Lindsie, 33, said during the Wednesday, December 14, episode of her “The Southern Tea” podcast. “I just didn’t feel it was in the best interest of Jackson for him to go and see my parents in any state that they normally aren’t if that makes sense.”
Todd, 53, and Julie, 49, were sentenced on November 21 to 12 and seven years in prison, respectively, following their June convictions for bank fraud, wire fraud, and tax evasion. Peter Tarantino, the pair’s former assistant, was also sentenced to 36 months in prison for his role in the fraud, according to the US Weekly.
Lindsie, Todd’s ex-wife, revealed on her Wednesday podcast that the pair “needed time to process” all that had happened. While she “struggled with giving up” spending the holidays with her loved ones, the reality star “wanted to be able to offer them that time.” Her 10-year-old son, whom she shares with ex-husband William Campbell, also a role in her decision.
“Jackson wakes up, it’s like a tornado comes through the house, from the time that he literally wakes up until the time that he goes to bed,” she said. “And so, with that kind of energy going on, and then you know, just not so great news that just wasn’t a good combination in my opinion, so I had to make a hard decision as a mom and absolutely hate it.”